U.S. Braces for West Nile Virus Season

It's sobering news as the nation gears up for a seventh season of the mosquito-borne virus. "West Nile is fading a little bit from the public consciousness," worries Dr. Henry Masur of the National Institutes of Health. "Still, there are more cases of paralysis (from West Nile) than there were in many years of polio." West Nile was long considered a serious problem only for the elderly and frail, and more of a nuisance illness for everyone else. Now a surprising number of patients shows the virus is more threatening than widely believed — and new research finds that even so-called mild cases of West Nile fever can impair people for weeks or months

U.S. Braces for West Nile Virus Season - Yahoo! News

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